PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USE
THE PARTS AND HOW TO WORK THEM
Remove the protective sheet from the screen
before playing the game.
—Game Screen Control Keys
Sound Switch Power Switch
THOMAS THE TANK GAME
This game is based on the "Thomas the Tank Engine
and Friends" books written by the Reverend W
The game features Thomas the Tank Engine and
some of his friends — Bertie the Bus, Terence the
Bulldozer and James the Red Engine.
In the game, Thomas has to collect all the parts to
build James, the Red Engine.
Points are awarded when Thomas has collected all
James' parts. Other ways in which Thomas is
awarded points, are described in the instructions.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUC-
TIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE PLAYING THE
HOW TO FIT THE BATTERIES
THE BATTERIES ARE FITTED IN THE COMPARTMENT
IN THE RASE Of THE GAME.
BEFORE FITTING OR REMOVING THE
BATTERIES, MAKE SURE THAT THE
POWER SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSI-
Open the battery compartment by sliding
the cover as illustrated. Fit 4 x DURACELL
MN1500 ALKALINE BATTERIES (not in-
Please ensure that the batteries are fitted in
accordance with the negative — and
positive + markings in the compartment.
This game can also be operated from the
mains power supply with a GRANDSTAND
UNIVERSAL MAINS ADAPTOR. Select the
appropriate plug on the Universal 4-way
jack plug fitted to the adaptor cable and
insert it into the adaptor socket on the
game. See illustration.
Select negative — polarity on the adaptor
Please read the instructions supplied with
the adaptor carefully before use.
Always disconnect the adaptor from the
mains when it is not in use.
THE CHARACTERS ON THE DISPLAY
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This switch turns the power ON or OFF.
When first switched ON, the display will automatically demonstrate the
movement of the different characters.
Whilst the power switch is in the ON position, the game will keep a record of the
highest score. When the power is switched off, the highest record score will be
With this switch in the ON position, different sound effects will accompany the
In the OFF position, the game can be played in silence.
Press this button to start the game.
The start button is used to display the previous highest score.
It is also used to stop the runaway box car from crashing into Thomas.
FOUR CONTROL BUTTONS
The UP and DOWN buttons are used to select the game level.
When the UP button is pressed P-1 is displayed on the bottom right.
This is the easiest game.
When the DOWN button is pressed P-2 is displayed; this game is more difficult.
Thomas is moved UP and DOWN, BACKWARDS and FORWARDS using these
These buttons are also used during the game to enable Thomas to - collect
James' parts - have his chimney cleaned - obtain a supply of water - load a
supply of coal from the truck - and collect a trophy from the Fat Controller.
EXPLANATION OF EACH CHARACTER
Thomas can be moved up and down, backwards and forwards by pressing the
four control buttons. Thomas can also be moved from the bottom of the screen
up to the top right or from the top right down again to the bottom via the tunnel
by pressing the UP or DOWN buttons.
THE FLAT WAGON
The components of James the Red Engine are on 5 flat wagons. Thomas has to
reach each of these 5 wagons to collect the parts. Press the control button in the
direction you want Thomas to go. Each time Thomas links up to one of the 5
open wagons, the part of James that it contained will appear at the top of the
When all of the parts of James have been collected, the completed display will
flash and 500 bonus points will be awarded.
Avoid the runaway open wagon! Thomas must not collide with this otherwise a
penalty will be incurred. This is indicated by Thomas' face appearing at the
bottom right of the display next to the score. When three of these penalties have
been displayed, the game is over and you must start again.
To avoid a collision between Thomas and the runaway open wagon, press the
start button. A successful stop is indicated by a zigzag yellow line around the
The start button can only be pressed 3 times in any one game. After this,
Thomas has to take on extra coal from the coal wagon before he can again stop
the open truck from colliding with him.
Thomas must reach this to collect extra coal. When the coal wagon is full, an
arrow points to it and Thomas can take on coal . To load up, press the left control
button when Thomas is next to the coal wagon.
BERTIE THE BUS
Bertie the Bus sometimes has to cross the railway track. If Thomas collides with
Bertie, a penalty is collected.
When the water tank is displayed, Thomas can move next to it and collect extra
water supply. Thomas can only collect extra water if the left control button is
pressed when he is next to the tank.
When the Engineer is displayed at the top by the engine shed, Thomas can go to
have his chimney cleaned. Move Thomas to the engine shed by pressing the UP
control button and then the LEFT control button. The wheels and chassis will
remain on the track while the engine is taken into the shed.
TERENCE THE BULLDOZER
Terence the Bulldozer sometimes has to cross the railway track. Thomas must
not collide with Terence or a penalty will be given.
The Fat Controller is the boss of the railway. Sometimes he has a trophy for
Thomas to collect. Move Thomas to the Fat Controller then press the LEFT
JAMES THE RED ENGINE
When Thomas has collected all the parts of James, 500 points are scored and
Thomas returns to the starting position.
The game is over when either James has been built or 3 penalties have been
collected. When the score exceeds 5,000 one of the penalties will be removed.
How the points are awarded: —
Avoiding a collision
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Collecting each part of
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Taking an extra supply
Collecting a trophy
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Collecting all the parts
The maximum score displayed is 9990. When the score reaches this number the
display will revert to but the game can be continued.
This is a precision electronic game containing advanced components. Always
keep the following precautions in mind:
1) To operate the game from the mains use a GRANDSTAND UNIVERSAL
MAINS ADAPTOR. Using the wrong adaptor could damage the game.
2) Replace all the batteries with new ones whenever any of the following
DISPLAY FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY IF THE
ILLUMINATION BECOMES DIM OR UNEVEN
3) DO NOT place the game where static electricity is generated eg on top of a
television set or a microwave oven etc.
4) DO NOT allow the game to get wet; be careful not to spill drinks or any other
liquids on it.
5) ONLY clean the game with a clean cloth; some cleaning liquids may cause
6) DO NOT leave the game in direct sunlight or expose to extreme
7) The built-in illumination may cause the game to feel slightly warm, this is
8) THIS ELECTRONIC GAME DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY USER SERVIC-
ABLE PARTS. PLEASE DO NOT DISMANTLE THE GAME.
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